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CNCC is changing course numbering!

Beginning Friday, February 18, 2022 the course numbering will be changing. Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is changing its course numbering from 3 digits to 4 digits beginning Academic Year 2022-2023. This means that our next catalog (2022-2023) and course schedule for summer and fall 2022 will show our new course numbering system (as will all the community colleges in the Colorado Community College System).

The classes themselves will not change their curriculum; they will just have a new 4-digit number. For example, ENG 121 will be changing to ENG1021.

We know you may have questions, so we’ve created a list of FAQs to help you. If you still have questions, contact the Advising Office at 970-675-3213 or the Registrar’s Office at 970-675-3218 and they will help walk you through the changes.

Course Number Update FAQs

Why are you changing to 4 numbers?

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) implemented the new course numbers this year to better align curriculum and course sequencing.

Will this impact my progress toward my degree / certificate?

There will be no impact toward your degree/certificate progress. The new course numbers and old course numbers will still apply toward your degree requirements.

If I have an academic plan with the old numbering system, how can I find out what the new numbers are?

We’ve got you covered. You can use Navigate to help you find the correct courses or talk to your Academic Advisor.

Will Navigate show the new course numbers?

Yes. Navigate will have the new course numbers listed in your plans.

Will my Degree Check show updated course numbers?

Yes. Degree Check will show the updated course numbers after February 18. Courses taken under the old course numbers will still apply toward your degree requirements.

Will my courses still transfer?

Yes. Because the entire Colorado Community College system is changing to a 4-digit system, transfer agreements will be amended for the new course numbers. Guaranteed transfer courses will still transfer, and transfer degrees will still transfer in the same way.

Will this affect my transcript?

Not at all. Your CNCC transcript will reflect the courses numbers as you took them – 3 or 4 digits. Colleges looking for course equivalencies will have access to CNCC catalogs.

Will 4-year universities / colleges be moving to 4 course numbers?

4-year universities / colleges will keep their current course numbers. Colorado universities/colleges are aware of the new course numbers for CNCC and all Colorado community colleges.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.

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